Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Zealand's longest railway bridge

For today's picture, we thought we would stay with the South Island Main Trunk and post a picture from our book Bridges of New Zealand; this shows the construction of the new rail bridge (left) and new road bridge (right) over the Raikaia River in 1938. In the meantime both road vehicles and trains still have to use the old combined road/rail bridge in the centre. A view looking north. At 1.7 km in length this remains New Zealand's longest railway bridge.

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